Review Stick Cricket 2
A fun 2D cricket game
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 14 Apr 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Neat graphics, addictive game play, simple controls, quality physics
Stick Cricket 2 for Android is a fun, lighthearted cricket game that allows players to play lots of different mini games without having to get too serious about it.
Whilst other simulators out there try to go for the realistic approach, this game features quirky, colorful graphics and plenty of funny cosmetic items to unlock or purchase. The same over the top nature is found within the game mechanics too. The base gameplay is very simple. You'll have a ball thrown towards you, and you must either hit the left button or the right button to hit the ball as it comes towards you. Players will need to choose which button to press, depending on the position of the ball, but most of the skill comes with timing. Timing your swings perfectly will be the difference between a huge shot or a miss.
On the default game mode, you'll be given score related to how far the ball went when you hit it. Some game modes simply require you to hit the ball as many times as possible, whilst others require you to make more hits than the AI opponent.
As you play through this game, you can go back and view your progress over time. You can track your overall stats, and see how well you have improved as a player. You can also accumulate enough in-game currency to go on a virtual shopping spree. There are so many different bats and cosmetic items to purchase, and most items don't need in-app purchases to acquire.
Stick Cricket 2 is free to play, but there are ads and in-app purchases. Playing the game without spending on IAPs is possible, but it becomes more difficult the longer you invest in the game.